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From TheJournal.ie The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy' Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

From TheJournal.ie The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital Property Market

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar Rental Crisis

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of renting near Luas stops €3,360 higher per year compared with other parts of Dublin Daft Report

Cost of renting near Luas stops €3,360 higher per year compared with other parts of Dublin

The findings were made as part of the latest Luas Rental Price report from Daft.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords? Airbnb

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

From TheJournal.ie Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website Ah Here

Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website

The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.

From TheJournal.ie Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m Miesian Plaza

New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m

The OPW entered into a lease to accommodate the HQs of the Departments of Children & Youth Affairs and Health, in addition to parts of the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform.

From TheJournal.ie The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month To Let

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

From TheJournal.ie Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million Dublin

Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million

The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam Renting

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.

Here's what student accommodation in Dublin looked like back in 1984

The price will probably make your eyes water.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel' On The Up

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits Housing

Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.

13 tweets about renting that will make you feel pure and utter despair

The spiders in our bath should definitely be contributing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling' Opinion

'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling'

‘I want to move forward but I’m being forced to take a step back and move back home because of the current rental market’, writes Brigid O’Dea.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not Las Vegas, but we've a lot to offer' Move To Mayo This post contains videos

'It's not Las Vegas, but we've a lot to offer'

One village in Co Mayo wants people who are fed up with the cost of living in a city to consider moving there.

From TheJournal.ie Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories Threshold

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories

In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent Discrimination

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

From TheJournal.ie Case filed against student accommodation provider that plans to increase rent by 18% Galway

Case filed against student accommodation provider that plans to increase rent by 18%

NUI Students Union said, “NUI Galway can’t become an elitist university only accessible to those who can afford ever rising rent.”

From TheJournal.ie 'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home Threshold

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home

Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays Housing Crisis

Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays

The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.

11 of the saddest properties available to rent in Dublin this May

Another month, another pile of miserable properties on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Average rents in Dublin have hit a new record high of €1,875 a month Rental Report

Average rents in Dublin have hit a new record high of €1,875 a month

According to Daft, average rents for properties listed on its website rose nationwide by an average of 11.5% in the year to the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes Student Accommodation

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Rental prices: These are the most expensive Dart and Luas stops to live next to Dublin

Rental prices: These are the most expensive Dart and Luas stops to live next to

Sandymount Dart station is the most expensive station to live near, with monthly rents averaging at €2,282.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?' Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

From TheJournal.ie 'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises Generation Rent

'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises

Minister Eoghan Murphy described a slowdown in rent growth in Dublin as “positive”, but renters are still feeling the effect of rent increases.

From TheJournal.ie There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month Property Bubble

There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month

The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.

From TheJournal.ie 'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property Receivers

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

From TheJournal.ie 'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas Rent

'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas

While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.

From TheJournal.ie How tech firms outside Dublin are luring staff away from the capital Beyond The Pale

How tech firms outside Dublin are luring staff away from the capital

Companies in Cork, Limerick and Galway are targeting workers increasingly priced out of Ireland’s main city.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures' Fare City

Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures'

“I know everybody always quotes the high areas, but there are rents available at a fraction of the cost quoted on the headline figures.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak Getting Boomier

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws Vacation Notice

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

The bill has received cross-party support

From TheJournal.ie Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices Rental Properties

Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices

In 2016, there were 553 dispute cases regarding eviction orders made to the Residential Tenancies Board.

From TheJournal.ie Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

From TheJournal.ie Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement Rental Supplements

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

From TheJournal.ie The average cost of rent in Ireland has never, ever, ever been higher Rental Crisis

The average cost of rent in Ireland has never, ever, ever been higher

Overall, rents are now 16% higher than their 2008 peak.

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